In further embarrassment for BJP, a party MP from Karnataka has connected Islam with terrorism, days after reported hate speech against the Muslim community by Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria at a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) event in Agra came into light.
While speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, Ananth Kumar Hegde said that till Islam exists in the world, no one can stop terrorism.
“If we want to keep a place like Bhatkal peaceful, then we should throw Islam away from this world and we should shut Islam," he added.
During his speech, Katheria had called on the Hindu Community to unite against Muslims. The alleged statement rocked the Parliament on Wednesday with both Houses witnessing disruptions.
However, the minister claimed that he had not targeted any community in his speech.